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Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory
Saturday, April 22 - Electronics Recycling & More Event, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Glynn Place Mall – JC Penney end of parking lot. See flyer for a full list of recyclables and other services..
Friday, May 5 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Alex Kearns, Chair of the St. Marys EarthKeepers, helped create an organization to actively inform, encourage, and galvanize the residents of St Marys and Camden County into environmental stewardship. Alex will share an overview of the Earthkeepers’ achievements over the last 9 years, current issues, and future challenges.
Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.
Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, is giving a presentation on Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.
The Diamondback terrapin is a salt marsh turtle commonly found throughout coastal Georgia. In the summer months, May through the end of July, female terrapins venture to the causeways in search of high grounds on which to lay their eggs. Unfortunately many are hit by cars. However, you can prevent this!
SLOW DOWN, SAVE A TERRAPIN!
- Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
- Drive at a safe speed which will allow you to stop in the event of a crossing terrapin.
- If it is safe for you get out of your car and help a terrapin across the road, place the terrapin in the direction it is facing off the road.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) monitors the Jekyll Island Causeway during the diamondback terrapin nesting season. Between 200 and 300 terrapins get hit annually on the Jekyll Island causeway alone. Terrapins found injured are brought back to the GSTC for rehabilitation. Terrapins that we find dead on the causeway have their eggs extracted and are artificially incubated. In 2008, over 100 hatchling terrapins hatched and were either released or reared in captivity for education and eventual release. We are developing management strategies for the 2009 terrapin nesting season to keep the turtles off the road. Please come to the GSTC to learn more about the diamondback terrapin.